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State Fair Headlines

Minnesota State Fair 2021 Final Attendance: 1.3M, Far Below 2019 RecordThe Minnesota State Fair wrapped up its 12-day run with total attendance of about 1.3 million, well below usual numbers as the delta variant kept many fairgoers away.
Strong Finish To Unusual 2021 Minnesota State Fair, Despite Big Decline In TurnoutThrough Sunday, nearly 1.2 million fairgoers had walked through the gates. That’s about 760,000 fewer than in 2019.
Minnesota State Fair Butter Sculptor To Retire After 50 Years, 500 Princess Kay SculpturesA staple at the Minnesota State Fair is hanging her hat, or maybe we should say passing on her knife.
How Do They Serve Sweet Martha's Cookies So Fast?One State Fair vendor has close to 700 employees. They also make about 3 million cookies a day. Sweet Martha's is, year in and year out, the highest-earning food vendor at the State Fair.
State Fair Vendors To Donate Extra Food Amid Low AttendanceLast month, WCCO reported about 150 vendors skipped out on the fair this year due to COVID and staffing shortages. While vendors forecasted smaller crowds this year, the inconsistent weather has brought on the unexpected.
Livestock, Archery, Fashion, Sewing: No Shortage Of State Fair Activities For 4-H KidsOf all the competitions at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the most bizarre and fascinating might involve llamas. They have to pass by a vacuum, an umbrella, and a nice lady with bells on her wrists without getting distracted.
WCCO Answers All Your Burning Agricultural Questions At The Minnesota State FairCCO's Jeff Wagner had a whole bushel of Good Questions for fairgoers at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!
WATCH: At The Fair, WCCO's Heather Brown Tries Milking A Cow For The First TimeWCCO is at the Minnesota State Fair Thursday, and Heather Brown is trying out milking a cow for the first time!
Halfway Through, Just Shy Of 600K Admissions At 2021 State Fair So FarAt this time in 2019, there had been about 925,000 admissions at the State Fair -- three of those days actually set new single-day records. In 2018, that figure was at 882,000.

'Since We Last Met' Highlights

WCCO-TV Previews 'Since We Last Met' Before Minnesota State Fair DebutThis year, WCCO-TV is doing something different at the Minnesota State Fair. We are taking people on a trip down memory lane.
WCCO's Christiane Cordero Shares 'Coming Out' Letter To Younger SelfSo often with Pride the message is to love each other despite our differences. Along the way, remember to love yourself too.
Minnesota Heroes: Reg Chapman, A Gulf War Veteran, Returns To KuwaitWCCO-TV's Reg Chapman and photojournalist Tom Aviles have been sharing stories all week from the Minnesota National Guard stationed in Kuwait. They've been powerful stories of leadership, service and support from back home. Now, we focus on the storyteller.
Minnesota Heroes: Soldiers Maintain Businesses Back Home While Serving In KuwaitWithout the support of family back home and their military connections, both businesses would be hard to maintain. These business owner soldiers say technology has helped keep them up to speed.
Concerns April Snow Will Set Minnesota Farmers BackWestern Minnesota saw some of the worst of this snow storm. In Montevideo, residents once again woke up to falling snow.
Mothers Who've Lost Sons To Opioid Epidemic Band Together In SupportThey come from Bloomington to Elk River, from Medina to Maple Grove, and they never would have met had life gone their way — six moms who go by a new name when they're together.
'I'll Lead From The Heart': Sen. Amy Klobuchar Confirms Presidential BidSen. Amy Klobuchar announced Sunday she is running for president, joining a large pool of Democratic candidates who have already formed exploratory committees.
Historic Cold Can’t Stop Fort Snelling Nat’l Cemetery’s Rifle SquadEven in minus-20-degree weather, Fort Snelling National Cemetery's volunteer rifle squad and color guard never miss a service.
Cars Refuse To Start In Frigid AlexandriaAlexandria is one of the coldest spots in the nation Wednesday.
Sheriff: Jayme Closs Found Alive In Wisconsin, Suspect ArrestedThirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who went missing almost three months ago, was located Thursday evening, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s office.
100-Year-Old New London Man Finds Fountain Of Youth Through MusicAging gracefully is something we all hope to do. For some it's harder than others, but it appears to be no problem for a New London man.
'Is He Giving It CPR?': Body Camera Captures Driver Helping SquirrelBody cameras from a Twin Cities police department captured officers giving high-fives to a young driver after he appeared to successfully give CPR to a stunned squirrel.
WCCO's 'Pulling Together' Raises $146K For FraserIt's a wrap for Pulling Together 2018. With the help of you, our viewers, we raised more than $146,000 for Fraser.